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Thunder ownership involved in McClendon probate case (OK)

May 27, 2016

Aubrey McClendon’s roughly 20 percent ownership in the Oklahoma City Thunder could be worth as much as $190 million and is one of the key assets of his complex and unusual estate.

According to transcripts of probate court proceedings, McClendon’s widow, Kathleen McClendon, wants to purchase her late husband’s stake in the Thunder, but creditors have already raised concerns about having oversight of such a sale.


INSIGHT-NBA’s Thunder targeted by deceased McClendon’s creditors (OK)


May 27, 2016

This weekend, the Oklahoma City Thunder stands one game away from clinching a surprising spot in the NBA finals.

But away from the roar of fans and the glare of cameras, another battle involving the basketball team is brewing in a probate courtroom in its home city.


Mass. court will hear suit against Redstone

The Boston Globe

May 27, 2016

Viacom Inc. chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman will get a quick hearing in Massachusetts for his lawsuit challenging his removal from a trust that will oversee Sumner Redstone’s $40 billion media empire.

Judge George Phelan is scheduled to hear the case on June 7 in Norfolk County Family and Probate Court in Canton. Dauman and Boston lawyer George Abrams filed suit on Monday after Redstone removed them as trustees, and their attorneys requested expedited treatment.


Lawyer: Buddy Cianci’s fiancée entitled to part of his estate (RI)

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

May 27, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The woman who was engaged to marry late Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci is now taking his estate to court to obtain potentially millions of dollars she says she’s entitled to receive.

Court documents obtained by Eyewitness News show Tara Marie Haywood has filed a claim in Providence Probate Court against Cianci’s estate to receive “an amount to be determined.” The documents say she “provided services” to the former mayor “throughout their relationship.”


Judge to decide on deceased builder’s €3.4m estate (UK)

The Irish Times

May 27, 2016

A judge has been asked to decide whether a builder revoked previous wills relating to part of his €3.4 million estate, which includes the farm where the Derrynaflan Chalice was discovered.

William (Billy) Courtney died in October 2013, age 84, leaving assets in Britain and Ireland.